My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Samuel West - Aldeburgh Music, Shakespeare on Film, The Lightless Sky, Theatre 2016 conference

Sam is the narrator for The World Encompassed (26 March), an Aldeburgh Music concert featuring viols (via their Twitter, @aldeburghmusic).

Emma Fielding, Damian Lynch and Sam will perform in Shakespeare on Film, a concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra on 4 April.

On 25 April, Sam will speak to Gulwali Passarlay about his book The Lightless Sky. Click here for tickets - the event will be held at the Wimbledon Odeon (via @wimbookfest).

He will speak about government funding for the arts at the Theatre 2016 conference on Friday 13 May (via their Twitter, @theatre_2016).

One of his upcoming projects features some Graham Greene readings (his Twitter, @exitthelemming).
When he was a guest on Essential Classics (BBC Radio 3) in late February, he mentioned that his upcoming narration gigs include Peter and Wolf (Prokofiev) and Babar (Poulenc). All five episodes are currently available for streaming on the BBC Radio 3 website for one more week:

I have added tweets about The Book of Disquiet by @jeanmnicholson, @_gabrielleldn, @soundukarts and the work's composer Michel van der Aa @vanderaanet to this Storify. Sam performed this with the London Sinfonietta in late February at the Coronet Theatre.

Sam and actor/writer Nicholas Pinnock spoke about diversity on a panel for the British American Project in early March (Meg Thomson's Instagram via her Twitter @megthomson11).

On 29 February, Sam and his partner Laura Wade attended a Young Vic fundraising gala. wooller.com has pictures of them at the event 1|2

An article from the Independent about the Shakespeare Institute mentions that Sam donated his notebooks and scripts from when he played Hamlet for the RSC in 2001 (via @seaside_girl89):
"Between the unassuming covers of West's notebook are pasted cartoon clippings of Batman's Joker ("Don't get ee-ee-even, get mad!"), while his script is criss-crossed with insights. In Act 3, just before "To be, or not to be, that is the question", West has jotted in heavy pencil: "Answer the question! NEED" and "I can't carry on the play until I sort this out". There are plenty of expletives, too."

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